Springboarding



noun
1.
a flexible board, projecting over water, from which divers leap or spring.
2.
a flexible board used as a takeoff in vaulting, tumbling, etc., to increase the height of leaps.
3.
something that supplies the impetus or conditions for a beginning, change, or progress; a point of departure:
a lecture to serve as a springboard for a series of seminars.
verb (used with or without object)
4.
to impel or launch on or as if on a springboard.
noun
1.
a flexible board, usually projecting low over the water, used for diving
2.
a similar board used for gaining height or momentum in gymnastics
3.
(Austral & NZ) a board inserted into the trunk of a tree at some height above the ground on which a lumberjack stands to chop down the tree
4.
anything that serves as a point of departure or initiation

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